How to create your own ecommerce store, find product, get traffic and start sales

hi guys! as you know im a passionate jetsurfer but i am also doing
ecommerce selling on amazon and shopify and today i am going to show
you how you can make money by opening your own shopify store, what
tools you need and what traffic sources you can use.

As a fresh example I will be using my new surfing fashion store that
I just opened, take a look. It’s called Noshoes store and it’s selling
funny tshirts http://noshoes.store
It’s a fully functional website so in case you want to support me and
what we do at jetsurfingnation feel free to buy a funny tshirt for
yourself or your friends!

Allright! lets get started! To keep this video quick I will be only
showing you essential tools you need, assuming you already have a
basic understanding of ecommerce. If you have never done any ecommerce
before, then the best is to first pass my short video course at
http://sellslikehotcakes.co that will teach you everything you need to know
from a to z.

So what tools we will need.
1. account at shopify which is a biggest ecommerce platform
2. a domain which you can buy at namecheap and then connect directly to shopify
3. fiverr account which is a biggest marketplace of freelancers that
will help you customise the store and do the designs
4. and finally instagram and facebook ads account to drive traffic
5. and of course i would suggest to get sellslikehotcakes.co account as
well so you can be using the research tools that we developed to help
you find the products

Now lets go through the store i created showing you first major
elements that you need and what to pay attention too.

Next you need to choose the products to sell and the niche. I would
not recommend trying to copy me because surfing is way too small of a
niche. To choose the niche for you and find the idea you can use several tools.

Passionate niches tool
niche finder and google trends
aliexpress top sellers
junglescout

After you chose the product you need to choose the way to sell, there are 3 ways
1. Dropshipping – basically the customer is placing an order and you
go re-order it from the supplier on aliexpress
2. Print on demand – the one that i use in my store using teescape app
3. Amazon FBA or your own fullfillment. When you go big its the best way

Creating a product is what we are going to discuss next. There are several ways:
Sourcing
whitelabelling
create your own designs – fiverr

Now lets quickly go through my store and the design and apps that I am using.
I am showing you all the apps I use and how they help me with the conversions

Finally getting traffic. There are several ways to get traffic:
facebook ads (Directly or via agencies like Vantage app)
retargeting ads (Retarget app)
instagram and youtube influencers (directly or via famebit)

Here is a sample email to instagram Influencers
I’m Mike from Pug Lovers Club… maybe you heard of me from
my youtube channel where I review different pug products.
I’ve been following you for a while and was wondering if you’d be
interested in doing a sponsored post about my new pug dress / Frisbee?
If you’re interested, we can send you free sample for review/unboxing,
and can discuss
further compensation!

Good luck!

P.S. If you have never done any ecommerce
before, then the best is to first pass my short video course at
http://sellslikehotcakes.co that will teach you everything you need to know
from a to z.

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 peter jr says at 22:47 et
I'm new here but really LOVE the course and the all the detailed info so far!! You guys have been really helpful to me!
 
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 pat says at 23:12 et
Getting ready to ship next batch of 1500 units next week by sea :)
 
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 Elena76 says at 21:09 et
if i dont speak good english wehere i can hire some writers to help me wiht copyrightings?
 
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Claudia says at 21:09 et
Check hirewriters.com freelancer.com and upwork!
on fiver there are specific gigs on writing the amazon product descriptions even.
 
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 Theo says at 21:10 et
fiverr.com is good enough if you are just starting Elena... Dont overpay!
 
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 Vlad says at 21:41 et
Any good freight forwarder to help me ship?
 
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 jo says at 21:42 et
@Vlad Try flexport..Full-service air and ocean freight forwarder providing visibility and control over your entire supply chain through software..
 
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 diego says at 21:44 et
Who is importer of record when shipping to amazon? AMAZON?
 
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 little_tiger says at 21:45 et
No.. Amazon will not be the importer of record for any shipment coming in from overseas. Your shipment will be rejected. Your freight forwarder should take care of this! For example I use Flexport..
 
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 Jay says at 21:45 et
What are hidden costs when importing by sea freight?
 
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 Chris says at 21:45 et
JAY - Cargo Insurance, Customs Bond, Arrival Agent Fees, Warehousing fees, Delivery to amazon warehouse fee and of course Custom clearance.. Your freight forwarder should take care of this and give you invoice if any taxes are due!
 
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 JO says at 23:01 et
Thanks for the golden nuggets! Great course and community here! Love the vibe!
 
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 chris says at 09:56 et
thank you for headsup you guys rock!!
 
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Kizzie says at 14:22 et
Great job
 
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Andres says at 04:42 et
Hello new one here.....Is there a video on how to choose your product and niche?
 
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 Mike says at 04:43 et
Of course Andres, a big part of both Shopify master and Amazon FBA video course is devoted to it, please take your time to watch!
 
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 Kylie says at 08:54 et
welcome Andres... there is also a new cool tool with automatic daily ideas for the product that sells well, called Garlic press smasher
http://sellslikehotcakes.co/garlic_press_smasher.php
 
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 Mike says at 09:01 et
Yes, for example today

Idea of the day:
Acorn Chrome Lug Nut and Lock System (1/2" Thread Size)
(Selected automatically. Come back tomorrow for more product ideas)

Sales Statistics:
Total sales volume of top 10 sellers / month: 3463 (Recommended 3000+)
On Average top 10 sellers are selling 385 units per month. (Recommended 300+)
Reviews: top 10 sellers have average 277 reviews
Average price of the product from top 10 sellers: $31.25 (Approximate FBA fees: $6.25)
Top 10 sellers approximate average gross profit per month $12846.11
 
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Claudia says at 12:02 et
right, new idea every day!
 
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Andres says at 05:23 et
*store, or do you guys have more than one store in shopiffy?
 
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 Mia says at 05:24 et
once you have a successful store you can duplicate it into other niches!
 
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 Aria says at 05:25 et
I am opening more stores too. why limit just 1. once the stroe is up and running no need to baby sit it, just launch the next one!
 
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 Mike says at 18:41 et
I am at Seller Summit in Miami guys! Great event it's going to be! All top amazon sellers gurus are here!
 
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wade says at 21:14 et
Thats awesome - I hope you learn a lot of new tricks to share ;)
 
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 Mike says at 21:16 et
Super exciting news guys! I just came from the Sellers Summit conference in Miami, it’s the biggest Amazon seller conference in USA organized by Steve Chou

?I had a unique chance to see in person and to talk and listen to the industry leaders such as Greg Mercer (the creator of Jungle Scout), Scott Voelker (the creator of The amazing seller podcast) and of course Manuel Becvar, the creator of ImportDojo and Number 1 Best selling Amazon Course on Udemy.

I had also a chance to talk to Manuel after the session and even made a short video interview where he is going to share his secrets and insights on how to choose the right product and avoid getting scammed. Once I get back home from the trip, I will edit and release the video, really great stuff.
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The conference was really amazing, a lot of great new strategies, tips and tricks on what is working RIGHT NOW on Amazon. However the biggest surprise for me was that most people have not started yet, they are stuck in the research phase and take too much time picking the product. That’s why I plan to release more videos with helpful tips and ideas on how to pick the right product, right from the start.

During the conference we had a great chance to talk to ex-amazon employees and see how it all works. The biggest thing you need to know is that Amazon is BOOMING right now and it is also cracking down on the shady sellers and scammers, that means you have a great timing to get started and take a piece of the 250 billion dollar industry! Don’t miss out and take action, the timing can’t be better!

Wait… You don’t have time to start ecommerce business? I heard that million times. Truth is, we all have same amount of time, it’s only about HOW you spend your time and what your priorities are. Setting your passive income should be the highest priority and will set you up for life. You don’t have to quit your job, just start it part time, in the evening, on the weekends and you will have a great passive income stream that will bring you money for years to come.

Today during the lunch break I talked to George, he started his coffee related business on Amazon just 7 months ago (on the side from his main job) but already making over $15,000 in sales every month. All is possible! He did not quit his job.. but he might soon

That’s why the best time to get started is right now!

Stay tuned for more videos and updates! And remember if you have any questions, let me know!

Mike
 
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 Amelia says at 21:24 et
wow amazing news mike thank you!
 
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 casey says at 21:24 et
thank you for visiting conferences and china , i am very excited but still not afford to travel a lot so i learn!
 
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 Dylan says at 22:06 et
Choosing product from the start is a good one!!
 
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Clay says at 16:29 et
How current is the information on the FBA fees and top sellers/total sales? I have another product that I am using and there is a big varience between the numbers.
 
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 Mike says at 16:31 et
Its auto updating Clay. It will be alwayas a varience as there is no right or wrong way to calculate it, the real numbers only Amazon know.. What we or Jungle scout do is just approximation based on BSR to get an educated guess on sales
 
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Jay says at 11:46 et
i am quite confused with driving traffic i keep hearing multiple people say different things do you recommend i start with Instagram influencers or FB ads? if FB ads do i start with conversion Ads and make multiple ad variations with one interest per variation? Just need some clear direction. Thanks
 
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 Mike says at 11:47 et
You can do both of course, no need to limit just to one source.
FB ads I made several videos showing step by step what to do, yes start with multiple ad variations with one interest per variaton and see which converts better and then kill bad ads and scale up good ones!
Influencers is also good. Famebit etc.